The Nigerian Army, says its troops of the 13 Brigade operating under command of 82 Division, has intercepted a Toyota Camry car with registration number JAL 492 AA, ladened with assorted munition while enroute Utanga village towards Obudu Mountains in Cross River State.
A statement issued on Wednesday by Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the vehicle was intercepted on Tuesday, 21 June 2022.
According to the statement, troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Amana attempted to stop the vehicle at their checkpoint but the driver evaded the checking and zoomed off.
It added that the action of the driver compelled the troops to open fire on the tyres of the vehicle, thereby immobilizing it.
Part of the statement reads, “A thorough search conducted on the vehicle revealed it was conveying 72 Improvised Explosive Device chargers, 121 Dynamite Liquid, 200 rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO) and 82 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition. Other items recovered in the intercepted vehicle are military uniforms and kits.”
The statement called on members of the public to continue to support troops with credible information that will lead to stemming the tide of insecurity across the country.